Battery Accreditation

QET in association with A1 Solar

delivers training in Battery Storage Systems

Competencies Delivered:

UEERE4001 Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems.

UEERE5001 Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems.

Off to Frazer in the Troopie 4WD

Robert Pitt A1 Solar: Off to the island to install more solar, more batteries, more everything- hard work, but someone has to do it. (Hope the fish are biting!)

This training is accredited. UEERE0004 Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems, and UEERE0005 Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems, are nationally accredited competencies recognised by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) to go towards your Battery Storage Accreditation.

This training is being delivered by Chris Williamson (QET) and Robert Pitt (A1 Solar). Chris has over thirty years experience in teaching trade and advanced trade in the electrical industry and his training focuses on electrical principles within the battery industry. Robert has been installing both on-grid and off grid solar arrays, inverters, generators for over thirty years and battery storage systems for over fifty years. And still doing it! Robert is there as an industrial expert focusing on the practical components for installing battery systems. Together we will guide you through these competencies, provide helpful hints, suggest ways in which to do things, and make sure you are aware of the regulations, standards, and your responsibilities.

People with the CEC Grid Connect Design and Install Solar Licence can complete both competencies and be eligible for the CEC Grid Connect Design and Install Battery Endorsement. People with the CEC Grid Connect Design Solar Licence can complete UEERE5001 to be eligible for the CEC Grid Connect Design Battery Endorsement.

Delivery:

Course Material: QET in consultation with A1 Solar, has produced a comprehensive Learning Guide to supplement the CEC Guidelines. The learning guide takes you step by step through the design and install of a hybrid system, calculating battery sizing, protection sizing and cable sizing in accordance with AS/NZS3000:2018 and AS/NZS3008.1.1:2017.

Installing Battery System

QET practical component includes disassembly and reassembly of AC and DC coupled systems, lithium and lead-acid battery storage, and switchboards with essential and non-essential loads.

Assessment:

Theory Assessment:

In accordance with the competency assessment guidelines and will assess your ability to design a hybrid system.

  • Battery theory
  • Wiring Diagrams
  • Cable Sizing
  • Protection Sizing
  • PEarthing

Practical Assessment:

In accordance with the competency assessment guidelines and will assess your ability to install a hybrid system.

You will be required to install battery system, multimode inverter, protection, cabling, and earthing in accordance with Australian/ NZ Standards framework.

Duration: 4 days
Location: 13 Leven Street Coopers Plains QLD
Class Size: Maximum 6 students
Cost: $1750.00
Cost with CSQ Funding: $250 For Design & Install for CSQ Eligible Participants
$1000 For Design Only for CSQ Eligible Participants
Next course: 14th-17th December 2020 (4 days)
Still interested: Please contact Robert or I, preferably by email (chris@qet.edu.au) or see contact details. A 20% deposit will secure your place in this course (refer to page 5 of the Student handbook in the footer with regard to QET's refund policy). If you are interested in on-site delivery, please email us to discuss facilities and costs. If you are interested in on-site delivery, please email us to discuss facilities and costs.

Design Only:

I am often asked by non-electricians if they can attend only the design component of this course. This is not possible as the course integrates both competencies. This works well for delivery and the students enjoy it. I would still welcome you on to the course; however, you will need to attend the full four days. I think you will enjoy being involved in the course in its entirety. We encourage discussions and I'm sure your involvement in the industry will add to the experience. You can join in with the prac, it will only be when the electricians have to glove up and perform live electrical work that you would be asked to take a step back.

How long does it take?

The course runs for four days, at the end of which, if you are successful in the exam, you will be issued a Statement of Attainment in the competencies above. This Statement of Attainment is recognised by the CEC.

How to apply for your CEC licence after completing the training course:

You will now apply for your Battery Endorsement. Once CEC applies the endorsement, CEC will forward through an email outlining the assessments required for completion, which will be as follows for both install & design.

STEP 1: Online Assessments

  • Grid-connect with Battery Storage Endorsement Assessment - Fundamental Theory
  • Grid-connect with Battery Storage Endorsement Assessment - Design Theory
  • Grid-connect with Battery Storage Endorsement Assessment - Design Scenario

STEP 2: Complete Practical Assessment

  • Chose the most appropriate practical assessment pack that suits your job.
  • Install System and complete all parts of the assessment document.

STEP 3: Complete Upgrade Application and Submit Practical Assessment

  • The charge for the additional component is $190 + gst paid to CEC.
  • You will have 90 days to complete these assessments.